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The second book of the Hebrew Bible, starting with Israel in Egyptian slavery and ending with the building of the tabernacle in the desert.

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Was blood sprinkled on the door posts of neighbours who had also partaken of the lamb in Exodus 12:4-13?

Exodus 12:4,7,13 NASB [4]Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what ...
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Can history shed any light on the “secret arts” of the Egyptian magicians who turned their staffs into serpents?

Exodus 7:11-12 (ESV): 11 Then Pharaoh summoned the wise men and the sorcerers, and they, the magicians of Egypt, also did the same by their secret arts. 12 For each man cast down his staff, and they ...
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Were the Israelites affected by the first three plagues in Egypt?

In the fourth plague: the "swarms of flies", the Bible says: "And in that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that ...
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Show me thy glory

Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” Exodus 33:18 NIV Was Moses being impertinent by requesting that the Lord should display his physical to him.
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Exodus Population to Numbers Census?

I have a bit of a complicated question about the population of the Israelites at the time of the Exodus and then at the time of the first census. J.W. Wenham (see here https://legacy.tyndalehouse.com/...
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Can the Ten Commandments be interpreted as declarative?

There is a variation in how John 14:15 is translated: "If you love me, you will keep my commandments." ESV “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments." NASB “If you love me, keep ...
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Exodus 23:20-21 A divine Angel?

Exodus 23:20-21(KJV) 20 Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. 21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him ...
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Why are female slaves not set free as males in Exodus 21:7?

Exodus 21:7 NASB 7 “Now if a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to [f]go free as the male slaves [g]do It is clear slaves were treated as property and they were treated similarly ...
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Exodus 33:19, How the LORD will proclaim the name of the LORD?

Exodus 33:19, (DRB): He answered: I will shew thee all good, and I will proclaim in the name of the Lord before thee: and I will have mercy on whom I will, and I will be merciful to whom it shall ...
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Is the Sabbath part of the “special days and months and seasons and years” Paul is referring to in Galatians 4:10?

Galatians 4:8-11 (NIV) says: 8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. 9 But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how is it that you are ...
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Does Leviticus 23:6 contradict Exodus 12:18-19?

[Exodus 12:18-19 NLT] (18) The bread you eat must be made without yeast from the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month until the evening of the twenty-first day of that month. (19) During ...
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How was the Tabernacle built?

Starting about three months ago (I don't remember exactly) I have tried to understand how the Tabernacle was built as described in Exodus 26. No matter how I try to fit the curtains more or less ...
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Why did the angel of the LORD (YHWH) asked YHWH for information and receive comforting words in Zechariah 1:12 -13?

Zechariah 1:12-13 ASV Then the angel of Jehovah answered and said, O Jehovah of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had ...
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When it comes to rejecting / accepting the Gospel, are we always obedient to God?

In Romans 11:7-10 (NASB) 7 What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened; 8 just as it is written: “God gave them a spirit ...
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How Did Moses Build The Bronze Serpent and How Long Did It Take For Him To Do It?

How Did Moses Build The Bronze Serpent and How Long Did It Take For Him To Do It? Numbers 21:1-9 And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of ...
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What did the 70 elders see, if man can't see God and live?

Exodus 24:10 says, of the 70 elders who went up on the mountain with Moshe: וַיִּרְאוּ, אֵת אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל and they saw the God of Israel Meanwhile, Exodus 33:20 says, when Moshe asks to see God:...
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Why 430 years “to the very day”?

Genesis 15:13: And He said unto Abram, “Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years. Exodus ...
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Is there a chronological issue in Exodus 17,18 and 19?

In Exodus 17 we meet the Israelites camped at Rephidim after leaving the wilderness of sin Exodus 17:1 NASB 17 Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel journeyed by [a]stages from the ...
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Exodus 2:14 Why was the man not afraid of Moses, a prince of Egypt?

Exodus 2:14 He answered, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid, and thought, “Surely the thing is known.” Moses was a ...
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Based on Numbers 19:11, was Moses unclean during the splitting of יַם־ס֑וּף Yam-Suf?

In Exodus 13:19, we read that after the Passover : "Moses took Joseph's bones with him" ( וַיִּקַּ֥ח משֶׁ֛ה אֶת־עַצְמ֥וֹת יוֹסֵ֖ף עִמּ֑וֹ ). Did Moshe actually touch the bones of Yosef? In ...
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Is it possible to say where the lampstand was in the tabernacle?

The golden altar of incense was in front of the vail, behind which vail was the ark of the testimony, Exodus 30:6 and Exodus 40:5. As to the lampstand (I prefer not to say 'candlestick' as it was an ...
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Harmonising Ezekiel 20:5-10 and the Exodus story

Specifically: When does "on that day" refer to? Does it refer to Exodus 4:29? On that day I swore to them that I would bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had searched ...
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Is Jesus against or in favor of the law of retaliation (“eye for eye, tooth for tooth”)?

The law of retaliation can be found in Exodus 21:22-25 (ESV): 22 “When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall ...
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Is Exodus 21:20-21 implying that there are situations in which it is legitimate for a person to (mildly) beat up their slave?

Exodus 21:20-21 (ESV): 20 “When a man strikes his slave, male or female, with a rod and the slave dies under his hand, he shall be avenged. 21 But if the slave survives a day or two, he is not to be ...
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Is “I will be [or become] who I will be [or become]…” a better understanding of אהיה אשר אהיה in Exodus 3:14?

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM...(KJV) ויאמר אלהים אל־משה אהיה אשר אהיה Hebrew does not have a word for the present tense of the verb "to be" (הָיָה): there is no word for "am&...
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Permanent Statutes in the OT [closed]

I was reading Num 19:10 and it says that the law would be a permanent "statute" (KJV). The man who gathers up the ashes of the heifer must also wash his clothes, and he too will be unclean ...
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Did Pharaoh know about the blood of the lamb that could have saved his firstborn son?

Moses warned Pharaoh about the killing of his firstborn son in Exodus 11: 4 So Moses said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘About midnight I will go throughout Egypt. 5Every firstborn son in Egypt will ...
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About Exodus 20:3-5

Could someone please explain Exodus 20:3-5 and how are they related? 3 You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 You shall not make for yourself a carved image - any likeness of anything that is in ...
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In Exodus 2:12, did Moses commit murder?

In Exo. 2:12, it is written, 12 So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. NKJV, 1982 יב וַיִּפֶן כֹּה וָכֹה וַיַּרְא כִּי אֵין אִישׁ ...
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Was there something significant to the Israelites about the third miracle in Exodus 4:8?

God sends Moses to the Israelites to tell them that he is about to redeem them but Moses makes it clear that they might not believe him.Having perfomed the first two miracles it seems Moses goes on to ...
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How do we know that the 'land' in Gen 15:13 is Egypt?

Genesis 15:13 (KJV) 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land [that is] not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; ...
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Was Moses a priest as suggested in Psalms 99:6?

Psalms 99:6 NIV Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the Lord and he answered them. According to the law priests were consecrated and ...
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What about witholding information?

In Joshua 2:5 (NASB) we read of Rahab witholding information It came about, when it was time to shut the gate at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. This is a very ...
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Are there Hebrew linguistic connections between the images of the Flood’s Ark and Moses’s Ark

I previously asked a similar question in this site, about connections between the imagery in the Creation and the Flood stories in Genesis. Now I would like to know if anyone who can access the ...
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Could the radiance in Moses face be linked to the golden calf incident and the second set of tablets?

Moses had gone up the mountain several times prior to the golden calf incident and the giving of the new set of tablets without any mention of his face being radiant. Exodus 19:3,7 NIV 3 Then Moses ...
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What is the meaning behind Psalm 114:2

Psalm 114 is recited by Jews at Passover, commemorating the departure of God's people from Egypt. This year (2021) it falls on the evening of Sunday 28 March. Verse 1 recalls God's great redemptive ...
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Different reason for Sabbath

In Exodus 20:1-17 and in Deuteronomy 5:6-21 we read about the 10 Commandments. The major difference between both passages is in the following two excerpts Exodus 20:8-11 8 “Remember the Sabbath day, ...
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Is the “ark of wood” the ark of the covenant?

In Exodus 25:10 (NASB) “They shall construct an ark of acacia wood two and a half cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide, and one and a half cubits high. 11 You shall overlay it with pure gold, ...
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According to Exodus 21:22-23, what happens if the woman gives birth prematurely to a dead baby?

Exodus 21:22 “If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the ...
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The Ark of the Covenant staves

There seems to be no definitive answer as to the placement of the staves: Exodus 25:14: And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them. ...
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In its original context did Exodus 21:22-23 have any applicability to abortion?

Exodus 21:22-23 (NIV): If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands ...
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What is the consequence of blotting Moses' name out of the book?

Exodus 32:30The next day Moses said to the people, “You have committed a great sin. But now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.” 31So Moses went back to the Lord and ...
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If no one has ever seen God, how come Moses was allowed to see His back?

John 1:18 claims that no one has ever seen God, except Jesus: 18 God no one hath ever seen; the only begotten Son, who is on the bosom of the Father -- he did declare. However, Moses was apparently ...
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Did the judges have a tendency to favor a poor person in the court of law?

Exodus 23:2 “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd This is a fair warning because it could be the wrong crowd. ...
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What was the significance that Moses broke the first set of the 10 commandment tablets?

Exodus 32:19 New International Version When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot ...
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Ex 24:10 Seventy elders saw God in what form?

Ex 24:9 Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, 10and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like ...
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How to interpret Exodus 16:29?

Exodus 16:27 Nevertheless, some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather it, but they found none. 28Then the Lord said to Moses, “How long will you refuse to keep my commands and my ...
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What were marital rights?

Exodus 21:10 (NIV); If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights. The MT (Leningrad Codex) is: אִם־אַחֶ֖רֶת יִֽקַּֽח־ל֑וֹ שְׁאֵרָ֛הּ ...
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Did Moses only request the men to go to worship the Lord?

Ex 10:8 Then Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. “Go, worship the Lord your God,” he said. “But tell me who will be going.” 9Moses answered, “We will go with our young and our old, with our ...
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Whose rod is used to wrongly strike the rock in Numbers 20?

Num 20:8-9  "Take the rod; and you and your brother Aaron assemble the congregation and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it may yield its water. You shall thus bring forth water for them out ...

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